With the recent downturn of the market, the cryptocurrency sphere opened many new opportunities to ambitious young people who are looking to get a cryptocurrency job in 2019. And by job, we don’t necessarily mean becoming an ICO advisor, but actually specialising in a specific part of a company’s growth.
But how does one go about choosing and finding the job opportunity best suited for him?
DEFINE YOUR IDEAL JOB POSITION
Most job positions available in the cryptocurrency sector are related to coding and development. If you are one of the few that want to work in front-back end development jobs, you can skip this step.
This chapter is written mostly for people who are looking to acquire a new skill that will help them get a cryptocurrency job in 2019, less than one year since the skill acquisition. Some of the most sought after, easy to learn, skills in the sector are the following:
-Marketing & Community managers
Start by choosing which job best suits your skills and lifestyle. If you are a good writer already, consider a specialisation in cryptocurrency content management. If you are more experienced with communication and quick problem solving, you should consider customer service.
TAKE A COURSE AND PERFORM ADDITIONAL RESEARCH
In order to kickstart your immersion in your newly chosen path, I would recommend you find an online course that can help you learn the skills you need.
There are many different options and pricetags, but my personal choice would be to go with Udemy. Their course are extremely underpriced and the value you get, if you choose the right course, is unparalleled.
Once your course has started, spend at least 2-3 hours per day practicing your skills and doing further research on how you can apply these skills to the cryptocurrency sector.
A good place to start is by reading forums related to cryptocurrency or to your specific skill. If you want to get a cryptocurrency job in 2019, you need to know exactly what your employer is looking for and offer it before he asks for it.
OFFER YOUR SERVICES FOR FREE
Now that you have taken a course in your new skill and have practised enough to be considered at least “good” in what you do, it is time to build up a portfolio that you can show to your prospective employer.
To do that, the best way is to offer your services for free.
Send sample articles to your favourite cryptocurrency blog, develop some aesthetically pleasing graphics for new Social media posts of your favourite coin. Be ready to do some free gigs. If you work consistently, within a month you should have at least 10-15 work examples to show to your potential employer.
START ASKING FOR PAID POSITIONS
Now that you have your portfolio built, its time to finally start chasing. To get a cryptocurrency job in 2019, you will have to stand out of an enormous competition. How will you do this? There are many ways. Here are some tips to remember:
-Do not apply directly to the application button. Instead, spend some time to discover who the HR manager of your (potential) employer is and contact him/her directly via email. The easiest way to do this is by downloading Snovio, a Chrome extension that helps you get emails from linkedin profiles.
-Keep it concise. Don’t over complicate your request and do not talk about yourself. Instead, focus on the value you will be able to provide to the company.
-Everything you say must be formulated in a way that shows the employer you have done your homework regarding the company. What are their pain points? What are some current problems they are facing?
-In the end, ASK. Be unapologetic. Offer your help and state that this will be a paid job. Whether you decide to work for a given company as a freelancer or as a employee, you have to be able to let your character shine through the first email.
This step by step process helped me and many other people in my Social circle get a cryptocurrency job, with 3 to 6 months of continuous effort. You can do the same, only now, your competition will be way less, due to the results of this grueling bear market.
New Israeli Bill Proposes to Consider Bitcoin as a Currency and Not an Asset
A newly-proposed bill with the legislative branch of the Israeli government Knesset submitted several changes to Bitcoin’s taxation. Instead of viewing BTC as an asset and subjecting sales to capital gains tax of 25%, the new legislation plans to recognize it as a currency.
New Proposal: Bitcoin As a Currency Not An Asset
According to a local publication, four representatives from the Yisrael Beiteinu party have presented the new bill on Tuesday. It seeks to amend the taxation of activities related to cryptocurrencies by altering the Income Tax Ordinance to view them as currencies for tax purposes.
Currently considered and recognized as assets, the sales or conversions of digital assets such as Bitcoin subject them to capital gains tax (25%). It provides taxation relief on capital gains only for short-term lenders and certain bonds-related activities as they are taxed at 15%.
However, the four reps argued that the perception of virtual assets needs reexamination. They reasoned that while cryptocurrencies are a relatively new concept, the Income Tax Ordinance hasn’t been amended in years and is falling behind the emerging new digital reality.
The four reps urged Israel to be “among the leaders” of the virtual currency field, whose merits are emphasized during this period of uncertain economic future.
Amendment In Reporting Of Digital Assets
The Knesset saw another bill proposing changes in regards to cryptocurrencies. This one sought to enable reporting of digital assets once every six months or once a year.
If accepted, this would be a significant change from the current format that requires cryptocurrency sellers to submit a tax report to authorities within 30 days of the transaction. Additionally, people need to pay an advance on the tax rate applicable to the transaction’s capital gains.
The explanatory memorandum of the proposed bill reads that “the Minister of Finance, with the approval of the Knesset Finance Committee, may accept cases in which an annual or semi-annual reporting obligation applies to property types. The submission of the report will be paid in advance in the amount of tax applicable under the provisions of the Ordinance on capital gains due to a sale.”
Manny Rosenfeld, Chairman of the Israeli Bitcoin Association, asserted that these proposed bills could enable the country to surface as a global financial center and a leader in the cryptocurrency field.
Failed Bitcoin deal lands two Indians in police custody
Two Indian nationals, Ramesh Reddy and his friend Prabakaran are now in police custody. The duo was arrested for overreacting, to the extent of threatening and extortion, because of a failed Bitcoin deal. A local news outlet, New Indian Express, reported the incident on Thursday. Fake Bitcoin deals As the local police narrated in the […]
Two Indian nationals, Ramesh Reddy and his friend Prabakaran are now in police custody. The duo was arrested for overreacting, to the extent of threatening and extortion, because of a failed Bitcoin deal. A local news outlet, New Indian Express, reported the incident on Thursday.
Fake Bitcoin deals
As the local police narrated in the report, Ramesh, who is a distributor of Ayurvedic medicines in Bengaluru, was contacted by an alleged fraudster, who only introduced himself as Naresh. He claimed to be in possession of Bitcoins worth about $4.4 million (Rs 33 crore). However, he told Ramesh that those funds are in the United States, and will give him a commission if he could help him (Naresh) move down the funds to India.
Adyar DCP V Vikraman precisely noted that “he [Naresh] promised 50 percent of that money to Ramesh, only if he found a person who could convert the online currency into Indian Rupees.” At that point, Ramesh reached out to his real estate friend, Prabakaran, on how to execute the Bitcoin deal. They later contacted and persuaded a Chennai-based techie, Mohan, to help them withdraw the funds to Indian.
Ramesh and his friend promised Mohan a one percent commission (i.e., Rs 33 lakh or $44,656) to open an e-wallet through which Bitcoins will be transferred. The money couldn’t be transferred to Indian directly because since it was in the United States, so Mohan had to create an account in the UK to moved to withdraw the money from there. However, the whole effort to execute the Bitcoin deal went sour as the money suddenly vanished, without reaching the UK nor reverting.
A sad ending
Mohan then realized that the e-wallet accounts, ‘Swift Global Pay’ and ‘Insta Merchant Pay,’ were fraudulent. Naresh, who made this entire proposal, was a fraud.
the DCP added.
Both Ramesh and Prabakaran didn’t believe the outcome of the Bitcoin deal, so they began threatening Mohan, who had to repay them the missing money from the money he borrowed using his wife’s jewels. Even at that, the duo continued threatening Mohan, who later reported them to the police, leading to the arrest of Ramesh and his friend.
Bitcoin Could Remain Slow Until the November Election
Bitcoin is presently trading for about $10,500, which is roughly $100 more than where it’s stood over the past few days, but it’s not quite where we’d like it to be. The fact is that bitcoin hit $11,000 again about 72 hours ago and has failed to keep up that momentum.
Bitcoin Is Struggling as of Late
There are many things that appear to be affecting bitcoin, one being the correlation between it and the stock market. As stocks are taking massive tumbles, bitcoin is also suffering, and so long as company shares continue to drop, the bitcoin market is going to remain in a bearish state.
There’s also the current political scene. As we all know by now, 2020 is an election year. There is just a little over a month left to go before America selects its next president for the next four years. Will the democratic contender Joe Biden come out on top, or will Donald Trump emerge as the country’s president through 2024? Either way, the situation is leading to heavy uncertainty throughout the nation, and many people don’t quite know how to react.
In addition, the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is also adding to the concern and worry that are allegedly permeating people’s thoughts regarding the economy. Guy Hirsch – the managing director for cryptocurrency exchange e-Toro – explained in a recent interview:
Uncertainty around the election and in the aftermath of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death has caused a panic in equities markets. When traditional assets nosedive as they have today, traders will often liquidate a broad cross-section of holdings while they try to cover liabilities, thus leading bitcoin to drop even more sharply today than any of the major equity indices in the US.
John Todaro – the director of institutional research at Trade Block – appears to agree, though he commented further that the continual drop of standard assets could potentially help bitcoin’s reputation further. With everything else in the red, people may turn to bitcoin as a hedge tool, and bitcoin could potentially return to form in the coming months.
You are seeing this spread across markets, including in digital currencies. Despite this drop, especially if uncertainty continues and markets become even more nervous about how the US election will play out, it makes sense if bitcoin were to see a significant recovery as equities continue to experience downward momentum.
Will Things Fix Themselves Over the Next Few Months?
Joe DiPasquale – CEO of Bit Bull Capital – mentioned that while the correlation between stocks and crypto has grown, he’s confident bitcoin and digital currencies have what it takes to break away and potentially enter bullish territory all on their own. He says:
While bitcoin’s correlation with the S&P 500 grew notably in recent months, the digital asset space remains highly volatile and able to decouple from traditional assets equally fast.
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